Chris Ziegler over at The Verge has written up a brilliant article chronicling the rise and fall of Palm as a company along with webOS. It shows (again!) how far ahead of the competition webOS was on so many levels yet also how badly burned Palm got by the carriers, as well as making their own management blunders along the way, delays to software and team infighting. One can only wonder what might have been if Palm didn't get shafted by Verizon and also had had the finances to continue on without having to be bought out by HP (who also royally shafted them with changes in management/focus along the way).
A definite must-read for any webOS fan, and a lesson for everyone that it isn't always the best product that wins.